River Rats (SE)

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River Rats is an action-packed, first-person narrative takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride as two girls roll, dip, and drive their way down white-water rapids. Features of the Book – Colloquial language – easy stuff, take a break, hang in there, – The metaphors – river rats, chicken seats, spaghetti rafting, Meat Grinder, – Enlarged text integrated with photographs, – The use of verbs – roll, dip, dive, bounce, race, rock, spin, jam, slide, sweep, whip, – The prologue in italics, – Personification of the raft, the river, and the trees, – The blurred and curved images to create a sense of movement, – Present tense to convey immediate events, – Internal and external dialogue, Purpose River Rats can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – exploring the features of a personal narrative, – discussing the use of figurative language such as metaphors, – identifying the use of personification, – discussing the impact of visual techniques, – exploring the emotions of the characters.

Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Challenge, Sports

Reading Level:27-28 (Ruby)

AuthorAngie Belcher

SeriesSkyrider Chapters

Year Level4


Guided Reading Level27

GenreProcedure | Recount

Theme/TopicAdventure | Challenge

Strategy/SkillsCharacter study | Figurative language | Using graphic sources

Page Count32